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Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne

  • Comprehensive guided tour of Phillip Island's animal-focused highlights
  • Skip the transportation hassle with round-trip rides from your Melbourne hotel
  • Learn about native Australian animal conservation at the Moonlit Sanctuary Conservation Center
Phillip Island Penguin, Brighton Beach, Moonlit Sanctuary from Melbourne
From $99.30
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Standard Penguin ParadeMost Popular
See the Phillip Island Penguin Parade from public boardwalks and viewing stands. No maximum number of people
From $99.30
Penguin Plus Viewing Platform
Unique up-close and interactive penguin viewing with commentary by an eco-qualified ranger. Excellent penguin viewing from wooden seating and boardwalks. Max. 150 people
From $117.69
Guided Ranger Tour
Small group ranger guided interpretive experience including priority seating on the beach in front of the general viewing area
From $139.76
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Get an overview of Phillip Island on this animal-focused tour leaving from Melbourne. Leave the logistics and navigation to your guide, and learn about Australia’s animals. See koalas at Moonlight Sanctuary Conservation Park, and stop at a local beach to witness fairy penguins waddle across the beach. Enjoy the convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off.
What to Expect
Start your adventure with pickup at your Melbourne hotel, and get settled in an air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy the scenery or take advantage of the onboard Wi-Fi.

At Brighton Beach, see famous, brightly colored beach boxes while your guide fills you in on the beach’s importance. Explore independently before continuing on to the Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park where you’ll learn about Australian animals and conservation efforts.

See seal rocks and get views of the Nobbies on the southwestern coast. Be sure to have your camera ready for Australia’s largest fur seal colony, and learn about their biology and behavior from your guide.

Around dusk, head down to a local beach to see and learn about the day’s stars, fairy penguins (one of the world’s smallest penguins). Upgrade options are available for a more up-close penguin experience.

Relax on the ride back to Melbourne for drop-off.
Reviews (570)
1 - 5 of 135 reviews
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
What a day! The weather did not stoppped us :)

What do you do when the weather turns bad suddenly in sunny Melbourne? You pick up your pants and head out and with Go West they added sunshine to our day! Our funky and informative guide was Tassie from Tasmania..oh well she's not from there..but...More

Thank jeremyaruldoss
Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful tour of Philip Island with Joel, our knowledgeable and friendly guide. The tour included the historic beach houses at Brighton Beach, an animal sanctuary, a surfing beach, Cowes and a moonlit penguin parade. Joel was highly organised and a source of interesting information. I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angela P
Reviewed 3 days ago
Excellent service with Jordan and Kelly as our guides

I joined the Philip Island day tour on Dec. 11, 2018. With special thanks for Jordan and Kelly that made our day trip so enjoyable. Jordan was so responsible for all the tour members. However I thought some of the stops were a little bit...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Angela0309
Reviewed 4 days ago
Simply worthwhile !

My husband and I joined the Phillip Island tour on 3 December with Jordan as our guide. The tour was sophistically planned with sufficient time for exploring the sanctuary and the Island. Quite windy as we entered the Island, yet seaview was superb. Jordan was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ivy T
Reviewed 6 days ago
Phillip Island

Excellent tour with excellent guide Jarred. Visited some beautiful places on our way to the main attraction, the Penguins. Well worth it!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Tina H
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November 14, 2018|
Response from Lorraine M | Reviewed this property |
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